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What’s the best pancake topping? More pancakes! If you are a fan of eating breakfast for dinner, make plans to attend the Huntsville Kiwanis Club’s annual Pancake Supper at the Huntsville Public Library. Admission is $5 per person (cash only) for all-you-can-eat hot and fresh pancakes, sausages, milk, coffee, and orange juice.
Assistant City Librarian Anne Sparks said this fundraising event is an important way to benefit literacy locally.
“Each fall, we host third graders at the library,” said Sparks. “The students are treated to special activities followed by the opportunity to choose a free book to keep for themselves.”
Two key institutions make the program possible - Reading is Fundamental, Inc. (RIF), the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit organization designed to foster a love of reading in youth, and the Kiwanis KRABS (Kiwanis Readers are Bound for Success) initiative, which fosters literacy and children’s motivation to read. RIF and KRABS (through the Huntsville Kiwanis Club) partner with the Huntsville Public Library and HISD annually.
“It is fundraisers like the Pancake Supper that makes it possible to purchase books,” said Sparks. “The Kiwanis Club organizes fundraising efforts. We act as hosts and coordinate the program and distribution of books. Huntsville-area schools provide transportation to and from the Library. Last year, RIF distributed over 1,400 books to the children of Huntsville.”
Tickets are available in advance or at the door the evening of the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Bryan Matthys at 936-650-7311. This year’s Supper will be at the Huntsville Public Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 16.